How Long do Withdrawals Last and Is it Painful?
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Physical withdrawal can last anywhere from several days to a matter of weeks, depending on the drug or drugs that have been abused, the quantity taken and the duration of the addiction. Withdrawals symptoms manifest in both physical and emotional ways. On the physical side, nausea and vomiting, chills and sweats, insomnia, cramps and muscle pain, achiness, and fever are common. Depression, anxiety, violent mood swings and suicidal thoughts are common emotional side effects. Seizures, psychosis, delirium tremens and even death can occur if a serious addiction isn't tapered off properly. Fortunately, medically-assisted detox can eliminate many of these issues and concerns.